Death Penalty

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IV. Introduction What is this whole idea about the Death Penalty? Is it really effective? “ The death penalty is commonly defined as a punishment inflicted upon a criminal for a crime that they have committed.” To some it is an inhumane way of solving crime. In most cases there is “usually a brutal, cruel, and inhumane treatment of a human victim in which the death of a victim is the result. To others it’s …

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…an instrument for society's control of violent crime. It epitomizes the tragic inefficacy and brutality of the resort to violence rather than reason for the solution of difficult social problems. " If the death penalty was used more often, we could do away with the evils of our society. Jails wouldn't be so overcrowded. The death of a slayer would give the sense of closure and would allow the victims families to not live in fear.